Austereo, Seven silent on Sandilands furore

By By David Blight | 23 November 2011
Kyle Sandilands.

Southern Cross Austereo and the Seven Network have remained silent about comments made by breakfast radio host Kyle Sandilands, who referred to a News Limited journalist as a "fat slag" and "a piece of shit". 

Sandilands launched an on air attack against deputy entertainment editor Alison Stephenson, who wrote an article commenting on the poor reception of Sandilands’ television show Kyle and Jackie O’s Night with the Stars. The show made its debut on Monday night (21 November). 

Sandilands said on his Austereo-owned 2DayFM radio show: “Some fat slag has already branded us a disaster … What a fat bitter thing you are, you deputy editor of an online thing. You’ve got a nothing job anyway. You’re a piece of shit … You are supposed to be impartial, you little troll … Yeah, and your blouse, You haven’t got that much titty to be wearing that low cut a blouse. Watch your mouth, girl, or I will hunt you down.”

Sandilands’ new television program started on Monday night with an audience of 1.4 million viewers, but had dropped to around 200,000 viewers by the end of the episode.

Key sponsor of the radio show, Holden, is reportedly "very disappointed" with the comments made by Sandilands. 

When AdNews approached Southern Cross Austereo and asked whether any action would be taken regarding Sandilands attack, the media owner said “no comment”. The Seven Network also declined to comment.

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